Here’s a video describing the Beth Israel Hospital Composting Program! The video describes their unique system of color-coding the containers as the customers choose them (salad, soups, drinks) as compostable, recyclable or landfill. Then at the disposal area, the colors are repeated on the appropriate containers. They also have signage above. http://bcove.me/9et72cbe
Original article from the Northeast Recycling Council: The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) has announced the availability of new online resources created to help grocery chains recycle more of the plastic containers they use and empty onsite. The program is aimed at recycling the more than 350 million pounds of plastic containers that…
Here’s an article about the proposed Massachusetts commercial food waste ban from The South Coast Today. A lot valuable information!
Here’s an interesting article from Biocycle Magazine about Weis Markets, Inc, a 163-store grocery chain. Read about how Weis Markets increased sustainability and cut costs by implementing a chain-wide composting program! Full text here.
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This article from the Sunday, March 3rd edition of the Worcester Telegram highlights some interesting information about anaerobic digesters in Massachusetts. Besides diverting organic waste from landfills, digesters produce heat and electricity, produce fertilizer, provide dollar savings from waste disposal, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel use. Massachusetts is considering several sites for…
We’ve added a new case study to our business sector guidance page for Venues! Read about how bottle and can recycling saved Davis Farmland over $600 in 2012. You can find the case study here (PDF), or check out our Stadium/Venue guidance page!
Check out this interesting article from SeaCoast Online about organic waste collection in Hamilton, Massachusetts. Their revolutionary program not only saved the city an estimated $200,000 dollars in 2012, but makes them one of the greenest communities on the East Coast!
Free Webinar on the Reuse Marketplace: Capture Value. Exchange Reusable Items. Save Money. Reduce Waste. Join us for a Webinar on March 13 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/944987978 The Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC) has launched the Reuse Marketplace , a website where businesses, government, institutions, and non-profits can post…
There’s a new case study posted in our Hospitals sector guidance section! Learn about the steps Cooley Dickinson Hospital took to add front-of-house post-consumer composting, and how they led to a diversion of 60 tons of food waste! Get the PDF here.